Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

On our visit to Puerto Vallarta, our first, we got a feel for its culture and history. We discovered some of the unique sites that made this somewhat typical Mexican city stand apart from the others we visited – primarily how they incorporated art into every corner of their life. This blog is packed with my photos!

Mazatlán, Mexico

On the western coast of Mexico, across from the Baja Peninsula, is Mazatlan. Famous for its sun, consistently warm weather, beaches and cultural interests – it did not disappoint! Read more about this fun stop on our cruise in this blog.

Cruisin’ beyond COVID. . . in the Mexican Riviera

Vastly different than our January cruise out of Tampa FL just 3 months earlier, our cruise out of Port of LA (CA) into the Baja Peninsula of western Mexico was more typical! We saw new places and enjoyed the warm sun. Enjoy this latest blog!

Art in Bloom: Mia 2022, Minneapolis, MN

The beloved Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, returned this year after a 2-year cancellation due to COVID. Imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from the Mia’s permanent collection were showcased. This blog shares examples of how the Mia classic again welcomed spring on a rainy Minnesota day!

Supper at Emmaus: Holy Week continues…

The Supper at Emmaus occurs immediately following the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He appears in person to 2 of his disciples, walking and talking with them, His identity unbeknownst to them – at first! This post presents artistic representations by Baroque artists: Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Velazquez.

Ukrainian Art

Ukraine and its resilient people are in our hearts and prayers at this time. I think of their art. Tragically, Russian bombs are devastating their time-honored, magnificent architecture, especially their Ukrainian Orthodox churches. But two Ukrainian art forms cannot be destroyed by invading forces: their Pysanky (Easter eggs) and Kokum (“grandmother” scarves). This blog shares insights into these art forms and ways to provide solidarity with our Ukrainian brothers & sisters.

Clearwater Beach, FL, USA

Clearwater Beach, FL, has one of the finest beaches in the USA with white, sugar sand and friendly gulf waters. With lots of activity at Pier 60 (south end) and pristine solitude on Caladesi Island (north end), it has something for everyone! Photos and fond memories fill this blog! Enjoy!

2021 Travel Dates to the World Class Cities in my Back Yard: Fav Photos

When options for world travel all be ceased due to COVID, I explored the world class cities & sites in my backyard – St. Paul & Minneapolis MN USA.2021 Travel Dates with my husband and friends were created. This blog shares my favorite photos of my favorite places – and links for more details for you to check out.

Hennepin Island (Travel): Mpls, MN USA

I love islands! We explored Hennepin Island on our Mississippi River Travel Date. Diverse and small, it includes several parks: one close to the fall with a hydroelectric plant and, next to it, a park on the bluffs named for Fr. Hennepin with trails and steps to the shoreline. This blog is filled with colorful photos and interesting information!